King Ludwig I., husband to the protestant princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, ordered a small protestant chapel to be built with “paternal care” and his own funds during 1845 – 1847 by his court building advisor Friedrich von Gärtner. Gärtner was already preoccupied with building the Arkadenbau and Krugmagazin in Bad Kissingen.
In 1890 the chapel was expanded following plans by Prof. August Thiersch (Munich) and architect Bruno Specht from Schweinfurt and christened in 1891. Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria visited the renovated chapel on the 2nd of June 1894 during his stay in Bad Kissingen.
The interior of the chapel was expanded by a stand, pulpit and font, made by sculptor Valentin Weidner from Bad Kissingen. Even Bismarck’s chair dating back from his 14 stays in the health resort is intact.
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